Stocks headed for a dividend cut

Companies have been cutting dividends left and right, leaving investors wondering “Which stocks will be next?” BusinessWeek attempts to answer that question in a slide show – Dividends in Danger – that highlights a variety of stocks where “dividend danger may lurk.”

Some of the companies mentioned include U.S. Bancorp [[USB]], Alcoa [[AA]], Allstate [[ALL]], General Electric [[GE]], Hershey [[HSY]], and Caterpillar [[CAT]].

Not mentioned were any utilities – at least two of which, Great Plains Energy [[GXP]] and Ameren [[AEE]], just recently slashed their dividends. (I own shares of the latter and will be making adjustments to the position accordingly.)

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